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An extraordinary child is the one whose parents have plenty of imagination.


Jean Cocteau 

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An extraordinary child is the one whose parents have plenty of imagination.


Jean Cocteau 

 
 

child author.

The "child author" workshops guide your child towards creating their first book. During the workshop, I will encourage your child to find and explore their imaginary, regardless of its expression: drawing, writing, poetry, recipes, etc., while learning to the skills necessary to conceive and illustrate a book. At the end of the workshop, the drawings and story created in close collaboration with the child will take shape in the form of a book that will become the jewel of your bookcase.

 
 
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The workshop guides your child towards creating their first book.


The workshop guides your child towards creating their first book.


Books developed in previous workshops

 

Thanks to Anuta, Bertille was able to create a real book: the story follows a thread, the drawings are well displayed, the whole thing is joyful and charming. She gave it to her father for his birthday. He was very proud to receive this book whose author is his own daughter. He frequently takes it out of our library to look at it with her.

— Gaëlle Jullien, Bertille's mother

 
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The teacher: Anuta Varsta


The teacher: Anuta Varsta


 
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ABOUT ME

I am a Romanian artist and illustrator living in Paris. My experience as a printmaker and teacher enabled me to observe and analyze children’s innate talent and natural genius.

The idea of the "child author" was the result of my great desire to shine a light on masterpieces created by children. In my opinion, they are at least as interesting as those created by adults.

I am convinced that children need us to trust their talent. I can see this everyday in my son that will soon turn 6.


Résumé 

2014 – Founder of CASA BUHA, a space that provides access to cinema culture for children of all ages, in Vadu Izei, Romania

2014 – Founder of "child author" workshops in Paris, France

2013 – Author & Illustrator of La Est de Est –  published by Pionier, Sweden

2011 – Masters of Fine Arts in Contemporary Art & New Media, Paris, France

2009 – Illustrator of Lacrima – published by Pionier, Sweden

2003-2006 – Painting & drawing teacher, Baia Mare Art Highschool, Romania

2003 – Bachelor's of Fine Arts, Major in Printmaking, Ion Andreescu University of Art & Design, Cluj Napoca, Romania


MY BOOKS

 

Contact InFO

If you would like to find out more about me, don't hesitate to contact me:

 

By Phone
(06) 85 36 77 12

By Email
enfantauteur@gmail.com

 
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Where?


Where?


 

The workshop takes place in Anuta's studio-house, where she is also working on her art. It's a warm environment made of books, interesting objects, toys, a fish and a mechanical bird, a space where children can explore their imaginary and where their appetite for knowledge is encouraged unconditionally.

The vibe of this small "cabinet of curiosities" is a perfect environment where children can ask questions, learn, dream and nevertheless draw their dreams.  The workshops are essentially an experience at the end of which children learn to see that the world around them as a continuous source of inspiration.

 

Address: 39-41 rue Saint Fargeau, 75020 Paris
Code: 10B12 to building E
Interphone: VARSTA KIM, 8th floor

Metro 3 bis: Saint Fargeau

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About the workshop


About the workshop


The workshop is designed for children between 6 & 14 years. 
Each workshop accommodates a maximum of six children.

 

Each workshop lasts one hour and a half.
Sundays 10:00-11:30 or 3:00pm-4:30pm


Price: 385
The price includes 14 workshops, all required art supplies and the high quality printing of
one book (as well as layout, pre-press, shipping & handling.)

 Each additional printed book costs 25€.

 

 
 

* The workshops can be scheduled on any day of the week if there is a minimum of four children participating. 

 
 


Outside paris

If you live outside Paris, you can send your child's drawings and I will make a book with them, print it and ship it back to you.

Cost is 45€ and it includes one book of 22 pages max.